Ever since Jen Waxman was the wee age of 10, her passion was hunting for bargains. The thrill of thrifting was her most treasured hobby. But now thanks to her, you can find the best deals all in one place: in her NoLibs thrift store, Once Worn Consignment at 910 N. 2nd St.
A mixture of vintage, designer, jewelry, candy-colored pumps, and novelty items (including a keychain of a fetus), Once Worn takes the stress out of the hunt, serving up the funkiest styles all in one spot.
Essential to a consignment store is a community of hip-dressers. And NoLibs certainly is chock full of those, “The Neighborhood people aren’t generally into designer stuff, but more styles like Anthropologie, Free People, and Urban. They wanna spend 8 or 10 bucks on an H&M dress rather than 200 on a designer piece,” says Jen.
So if you prefer to get a lot of unique pieces for a little chunk of cash, Once Worn is the place to go.
The consignment factor could also cut down on the cost of that pair of Gianni Feretti pumps. Bring in some items you’re tired of, and Jen will buy them from you or give you store credit. “It’s good for me, It’s good for them!” Jen proclaims.
Only in existence a year and a half, the store has grown to be so successful that a bigger location is in order. But Jen loves NoLibs, and wouldn’t want to move too far from her 2nd street location. Up the street lies her sister’s gallery and boutique, Art star, which is the reason she was attracted to the neighborhood in the first place. Across the street are a fleet of restaurants and tap rooms, and Soy Cafe is down the road.
So fill up a laundry bag with old clothes to consign, shop the afternoon away and then relax with a soy latte or draft beer.
Once Worn is open Wednesday through Saturday 11-7 and Sunday 12-6. Be sure to “like” their Facebook Page for updates on new items and sales!
**Photos by Katie Warburton
Do all the Zara fans out there know that Zara’s online now? Finally. And you can eliminate those pesky shipping costs by having it delivered to the store. Thank gawd because the brand has more to offer that what you see on Walnut St. Seriously, the Philly store doesn’t do Zara justice.
This September they opened up online and all they have to offer abounds. And they make it easy for you.
For example, I bought this faux fur coat to go with an outfit. Picked it up at the store, and it was wrapped up all pretty. Unfortunately, it was more of a blue-black than the black-black I wanted (bastards in that regard).
So instead of my usual process of having the jacket sit in its box in my living room for weeks (which I would most likely trip over every day until getting the motivation to drag it to the post office – where I would wait in line forever as the clerks take their sweet ‘ole time – only to find out out weeks later that I got a store credit because I returned it too late), I just dropped it off to the Zara store with no hassle whatsoever. Done.
Now if only H&M would get on board…
“Fancy, Fashion & Fashionable”
On November 3rd 2011 Skinny Minority is hosting their first annual Focus For Fashion Event at WearHouse Boutique in Philadelphia. Earlier this year we debuted our first clothing collective KRA. Now as we gear up to market this line we want to share it with a select group of women in the Philadelphia tri-state to get their personal feedback on the line. We also want to meet the women of philadelphia that love fashion and support Skinny Minority. The event will be small, intimate and chic, truly a night of sweet treats, explicit drinks and unadulterated fashion talk.
Skinny Minority x WearHouse Boutique
November 3, 2011
401 S 16th St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
To RSVP, gmail us your name, age, and occupation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Rich Harlots is a hand crafted jewelry line with a highly influenced retro look defined by individuality and boldness. Almost overnight, the line catapulted with celebs like Interscope recording artist Rye Rye and Olivia Blois Sharpe of the hit Style Network reality series, Jerseylicious, wearing Rich Harlots.
Started by 24 year old Philadelphia native, Isatta Hadyah, Rich Harlots specializes in fantasy earrings that are each custom designed by Hadyah herself. Find out more about Rich Harlots on their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/richharlots
Support the SAVA Kickstarter Project!
Your help is imperative, in order to have the fundraiser be a success, we need to meet our entire funding goal of $8,500. Donations can be as small as $1, $10, $25 or more and in exchange you will get some great gifts from SA VA! We hope you can donate to our KICKSTARTER .
Here are the great items you will get when you pledge!
Pledge $10 or more
Limited edition SA VA Sac – Reusable fashion shopping tote & invite to exclusive Spring Trunk Show
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One of a kind & original gouache SA VA fashion illustration of the spring 2012 Collection & invite to exclusive Spring Trunk Show
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SA VA Upcycled Yoga Bag – Made from City of Philadelphia Street Banners & invite to exclusive Spring Trunk Show
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All of the above + two VIP Tickets to our SA VA Spring 2012 Fashion Show & Community Street Fair.
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SA VA hand shibori dyed scarf + all of the above
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Designer for a Day – Come to the SA VA Garment Center & Design Studio and help us design a signature style garment with your inspiration to be named after you and sold at our SA VA store. AND you get one of the pieces! + 2 VIP Tickets to the SA VA Spring 2012 Fashion Show & Community Street Fair.
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Do you like a good church basement rummage sale? Sink Thrift & Vintage is like that — the kind of shop that rummaging types can really go for. Inside this South Philly Shop, located at 900 S 8th Street (at Christian), it’s tightly packed and close quarters. Named Sink, as in ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ (get it? get it?), the corner shop is a mix of intriguing choice items and your average thrift store finds. During my visit, employees Michelle and Marc Carella cheerfully explained the meaning behind the name, filled me in on the history of some of the items, and mentioned that the shop’s first year anniversary was just next week. While Sink’s rating on Yelp isn’t great, it’s worth noting that the solitary review is from December, just six months after their opening in July of 2010. Sink has a good vibe, though. The space is boutique sized, and while it’s not strictly vintage, it’s a place that definitely has an air of promise. See more after the jump.
I am a self-proclaimed Dress-Aholic. I love the feminineness of a frock and the fact that you can wear one item and be pulled together, thrills me beyond belief. With summer’s intense heat, one-stop dressing is a must and a dress is perfect for staying cool and looking good. While I won’t advise you to go Dress Crazy like moi, I do have three summer styles you should try. If you get addicted to dresses, don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Sure florals for summer is typical, but when a print is this sweet how can you resist?
Flower Deliver Dress- $87.99
Maxi dresses strike a delicate balance between loungewear and effort cool.
Striped Jersey Dress – $58.00
Tribal print is funky and of the moment… plus who doesn’t love dressing in technicolor?
T-Bags Tribal Dress -$105.00
Check out the SaVa Dress Sale http://shop.savafashion.com/index.php/